The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Salzburg Festival)

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Three criminals - Fatty, Trinity-Moses and Mrs. Begbick -- on the lam from the police found the city of Mahagonny in a desolate area in America. Erecting the "Here-You-May-Do-Anything Inn," they dedicate the city to the hedonistic ideal of doing anything you want (as long as you have the means to pay for it). A group of prostitutes, which includes the young Jenny, quickly sets up shop in Mahagonny, and a quartet of lumberjacks come to sample their wares. One of these men, Jim, falls in love with Jenny. Mahagonny ...
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Annabel von Arnim, Toby Spence, Harry Peeters, Dale Duesing, Udo Holdorf, Jerry Hadley, Catherine Malfitano, Wilbur Pauley,... 11/20/2001 DVD Good 2001 Run time: 156. ... Connecting viewers with great movies since 1972. All used discs are inspected and guaranteed. Used discs may not include digital content. Customer service is our top priority! Read more Show Less

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Three criminals - Fatty, Trinity-Moses and Mrs. Begbick -- on the lam from the police found the city of Mahagonny in a desolate area in America. Erecting the "Here-You-May-Do-Anything Inn," they dedicate the city to the hedonistic ideal of doing anything you want (as long as you have the means to pay for it). A group of prostitutes, which includes the young Jenny, quickly sets up shop in Mahagonny, and a quartet of lumberjacks come to sample their wares. One of these men, Jim, falls in love with Jenny. Mahagonny is soon threatened by a hurricane, which unleashes even more anarchy among its residents. Spared when the hurricane changes course, the citizens fall even deeper into debauchery. One lumberjack eats himself to death, and in a prize fight, another is killed by Trinity-Moses. Unfortunately, Jim had placed all his money on the loser in this fight; when it comes out that he cannot pay for the drinks he has imbibed, he is put on trial and condemned to death. After his execution, catastrophes of all kinds befall Mahagonny, and the citizenry marches forward, crying that we "cannot help ourselves or you or anyone" as the curtain falls. Kurt Weill's eclectic scores includes the popular "Alabama Song"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • UPC: 032031207899
  • Original Release: 1998
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  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Time: 2:40:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Jerry Hadlies
Richard Jones
Catherine Malfitano Jenny Smith
Gwyneth Jones Leokadja Begbick
Roy Cornelius Smith Fatty
Wilbur Pauley Trinity Moses
Udo Holdorf Jake Schmidt
Dale Duesing Pennybank Bill
Harry Peeters Alaska Wolf Joe
Toby Spence Tobby Higgins
Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna
Dennis Russell Davies Conductor
Technical Credits
Brian Large Director
Norma Moriceau Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Peduzzi Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

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0. Chapters
1. Overture [2:40]
2. Gesucht werden Leokadja Begbick [4:05]
3. Sie Soll sein wie ein Netz [3:56]
4. Rasch wuchs- Oh, Show Us the Way [4:13]
5. Die Nachricht [4:53]
6. In den nachsten Tagen [2:06]
7. Damals kam unter anderen [2:22]
8. Heraus, ihr Schonen von Mchagonny [1:03]
9. Ach, bedenken Sie [5:38]
10. Ich habe gelernt [2:10]
11. Alle grossen Unternehmungen [1:29]
12. Auch ich bin einmal [4:05]
13. Alle wahrhaft Suchenden [2:02]
14. Aber etwas fehlt [4:15]
15. Klavier- Das ist die ewige Kunst [4:53]
16. Sieben Jahre [2:10]
17. Ein Taiun! [2:18]
18. In dieser Nacht des Entsetzens [5:58]
19. Nein, jetzt sage ich [1:45]
20. So tuet nur, was euch beliebt [3:45]
21. Hurrikan bewegt [3:57]
22. O wunderbare losung! [1:28]
23. Von nun an war der Leitspruch [1:05]
24. Jetzt hab ich gegessen zwei Kalber [4:21]
25. Zweitens Kommt die Liebe dran! [1:12]
26. Sieh jene Kraniche [4:40]
27. Erstens, vergesst nicht, kommt das fressen [6:02]
28. Wir, meine Herren [:36]
29. Dreimal hoch Dreieinigkeitsmoses! [4:16]
30. Freunde, kommit. ich laade euch ein [2:36]
31. Meine Herren, Meine Mutter Pragte [8:07]
32. Wenn der Himmel hell wird [6:36]
33. Haben all Zuschauer [4:45]
34. Zweitens der Fall des Jimmy Mahoney [1:50]
35. In dieser Zeit gab es in Mahagonny [8:09]
36. Hinrichtung und Tod des Jimmy Mahoney [3:08]
37. Erstens, vergesst nicht, kommt das Fressen [4:59]
38. An einem grauen vormittag [3:09]
39. In diesen Tagen fanden in Mahagonny [5:46]
40. Curtain Calls [6:36]
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    This is a live show from the '98 Salzburg Festival. The leads are Jerry Hadley, Catherine Malfitano, Gwyneth Jones, Harry Peeters and Dale Duesing, and all excell in this music. Jones' voice is still in very good shape, though her loose vibrato grates on my nerves. The sound and picture quality are both excellent, and subtitles are in English. This opera is about the debauchery and gluttony in the imaginary city of Mahagonny. The music reminds me of Strauss. If you'd like something simpler and more melodic, get the DVD of Weill's Street Scene. If you like Porgy and Bess you'll like that one as well.

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